Miller Music Corp. v. Charles N. Daniels, Inc.
362 U.S. 373 (1960)

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Miller Music Corp. v. Charles N. Daniels, Inc., 362 U.S. 373 (1960)

Miller Music Corp. v. Charles N. Daniels, Inc.

No. 214

Argued February 24-25, 1960

Decided April 18, 1960

362 U.S. 373


Under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 24, when the author of a copyrighted musical composition dies testate, leaving no widow, widower or child, before time to apply for renewal of the copyright, his executor is entitled to the renewal rights -- even though the author had previously sold and assigned his renewal rights to a music publisher. Pp. 362 U. S. 373-378.

265 F.2d 925, affirmed.

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